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Families affected by Universal Credit – we need you!

Monday 4th February 2019

Contact is continuing to campaign against the cuts to disability payments under Universal Credit which will affect 100,000 disabled children and their families. A big part of this is gathering stories from affected families.

We want to show all the different ways families are ending up on Universal Credit - losing a job, moving to a new rented property in a different council area or a significant reduction in their child's Disability Living Allowance care component following a renewal. We also want to show the different ways it is impacting families.

We will use these stories to put pressure on the government to Make Universal Credit Fair for families.  If you would be happy to share your story with Contact for our campaign, we'd love to hear from you. Get in in touch by email press@contact.org.uk or text 07599 930 090 with your name and a good time to call.

Get advice

For advice on what Universal Credit means for your family, please visit our webpages written by our specialist family finances helpline or call our free Helpline on 0808 808 3555.

Funding for our family finances helpline runs out in less than 6 months.Our Lifeline Appeal is raising vital funds to keep our Family Finances Helpline open. For every £10 you give to our Lifeline Appeal, Contact can secure £130 in the pockets of families with disabled children.

If you can, Please donate to our Lifeline Appeal today and help save our Family Finances Helpline.